About

“Loose has surrounded itself with a dozen or so artists and bands who are like discoveries waiting to happen”  ROLLING STONE GERMANY

“in the world of Americana anything on Loose is good”  MOJO

“I was beginning to think that creativity in the country end of the American underground was taking a breather, until I heard the latest offering from the cutting edge Loose label”  THE GUARDIAN

“Loose Records might be more west London than Wild West, but in the world of Americana they’re always in the right place at the right time” MOJO

“Loose has an abundance of riches – their output has shamed many majors”  DAILY MIRROR

“To our minds, there isn’t a better label in the UK than Loose Music… one of our favourite labels”  MAD MACKEREL

“the UK’s bastion of proper country music”  ROUGH TRADE

“To impress the folks over at Loose Records — home to Americana masters like Sturgill Simpson and The Handsome Family — one has to come up with something pretty special… Loose certainly has a habit of picking winners”  THE 405

“A bit of a legendary label, it seems everything they put out is quality.”  THE SCOTTISH SUN

“Loose has been one of our favourite labels since the beginning of time”  AMERICANA UK

“You can bet on one thing, Loose do not get Country music wrong… ever.”  DRIFT RECORDS

“sound judgement and impeccable taste – the Ladbroke Grove label with exquisite taste in Americana”  THE YORK PRESS

“one of our favourite labels”  TRUCK STORE

“prestigious Americana label”  JE NE SAIS POP

“consistently impressive”  GOD IS IN THE TV

“one of my favourite labels – a killer rosta”  BUILDING OUR OWN NASHVILLE

Loose Music

Loose is the bastard son of Vinyl Junkie – a vinyl only label set up in 1994 by Tom Bridgewater. 2018 saw Loose celebrating 20 years in business by hosting stages at Americanafest in Nashville and Universal’s UK festival The Long Road. In 20-odd years Loose has, from its base in Ladbroke Grove west London, grown to become Europe's premier Americana label, releasing albums by Giant Sand, M Ward, Courtney Marie Andrews, Grand Drive, Treetop Flyers, Danny & The Champions Of The World, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Neko Case, Blanche, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Mark Mulcahy, The Felice Brothers, Dawes, Corb Lund, Sturgill Simpson, Damien Jurado and The Handsome Family. Highlights for the label have included securing the theme tune to HBO’s True Detective with their very first signing - The Handsome Family. Then came Grammy nominations for Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds In Country Music and Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews, two No.1 albums in the Official UK Americana Chart for Courtney Marie Andrews and a No.1 for Israel Nash. 

New Music Submissions

We enjoy listening to all sorts of music, but if, for example, you’re considering yourself to be the future of grime, you’re unlikely to find a home here at Loose. “BUT there is this one song I have that sounds a little bit country…” No, no it doesn’t. Please take a few moments to check out our roster, before submitting anything.

We do receive numerous new music submissions every day, so although we do try our best to listen to everything, unfortunately we can’t always respond. We like links to streams. Please do not attach song files. Send to info@loosemusic.com

Our Distributors

EUROPE(excl. GSA)

The Orchard

BENELUX
Bertus

SCANDINAVIA
Border

FRANCE
Season Of Mist

SPAIN
Everlasting

ITALY
Goodfellas

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA
Rough Trade Distribution

NORTH AMERICA
The Orchard USA